Breakfast ideas for Christmas day

Do you eat breakfast on Christmas Day? Whilst some people prefer to fast until lunchtime (fasting can also have many health benefits) some people may enjoy sitting down with their family and enjoy a festive breakfast or brunch.

For those of you who do enjoy breakfast or brunch, we’ve put together some quick and easy low carb recipe ideas to kickstart your Christmas Day.

 

Low Carb Granola (v)

Serves: 12

Carbs per serving: 3g

Simply combine 200g of desiccated coconut, 50g of flaxseed, 80g of sunflower seeds, 80g of pumpkin seeds, 60g of walnuts,  1 tsp. of ground cinnamon and 40g of melted coconut oil. Bake in the oven at 200°C/180°C fan (390°F/350°F fan) for 20 minutes, stirring every 4-5 minutes to prevent burning. Allow to cool before serving with berries and full-fat Greek yoghurt.

 

Spanish Omelette (v)

Serves: 4

Carbs per serving: 2g

Try frying an onion and 100g of mushrooms in olive oil, then throw in a few handfuls of spinach. Whisk up 8 large eggs then add them to the pan with ½ tsp. of smoked paprika and 120g of grated cheddar cheese. Heat up the grill and add your whisked eggs to the pan, then cook for a few minutes before placing the pan under the grill. Cook until the eggs are cooked through then serve up to your loved ones for tasty low carb breakfast.

 

Cherry, Coconut & Cream Cheese Pancakes (v)

Serves: 2

Carbs per serving: 17g

Whisk up 4 large eggs, 120g of soft cheese, 6 tsp. of coconut flour, 6 tsp. of milled flaxseed, 2 tsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. of natural vanilla extract. Heat 100g of frozen berries in a saucepan and leave to simmer over a low heat whilst you cook the pancakes. Serve the pancakes with Greek yoghurt and the warm berries.

 

 

Breakfast Bacon and Egg Stack

Serves: 2

Carbs per serving: 7g

Grill 4 rashers of bacon, 2 Portobello mushrooms and 2 tomatoes. Meanwhile, fry 4 eggs in 2 tbsp. of olive oil and cut an avocado in half. Place the sliced avocado on the mushrooms and top with your bacon, tomato and eggs.

 

Peanut Butter & Raspberries on Seeded Toast (v)

Serves: 2

Carbs per serving: 11g

Mix 60g of ground almonds, 1 tsp. of baking powder and 1 tsp. of sunflower seeds into a microwave friendly container, then add 2 eggs and 2 tbsp. of olive oil. Mix thoroughly then microwave on high for 1 ½ – 2 minutes. Leave to cool before slicing into four and topping with 4 tbsp. of peanut butter and 200g raspberries.

 

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